Global Automotive Load Floors Market: Introduction
Automotive load floors are the flat panels installed in the vehicle trunk for the transportation of luggage and cargos which are generally load carrying component. By design automotive load floors are light in weight and having high strength. Automotive load floors are usually found in SUVs, station wagons, sedans etc. The global market for automotive load floors is anticipated to grow with the growing automobile production. It is expected to follow the same trend that is of automobile production. Moreover, trend of enhancement and development of automotive load floors have been witnessed in the recent years. The automotive load floor manufacturers are highly focused of weight reduction of automotive load floors with enhance load bearing capacity. Starting from the wooden floor the manufacturers have developed composite material for the manufacturing of automotive load floors. This material are light in weight and having significant load bearing strength. Hence, the automotive load floor market is expected to witness healthy growth in the future.
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Global Automotive Load Floors Market: Dynamics
The growing automotive production is the key driver for the automotive load floors market. As automotive load floors are installed in all the automobiles having vehicle trunk on the back for luggage & cargos transportation. Rapid innovations & development in the automotive load floors market has led to the introduction of composite material load floors. Growing usage of composite load floors is been witnessed globally. This can be attributed to the light weight characteristic provided by the composite automotive load floors along with enhance luggage load caring capability. Moreover, the growing usage of composite load floors have also contributed in overall weight reduction of the vehicle.
Additionally, the growing customization of the passenger vehicles is also creating significant demand for load floors market. The conversion of 4 seated vehicle into two requires load floors. This demand is mainly catered from the aftermarket segment of the sales channel. Therefore, the overall automotive load floors market is expected to grow with significant CAGR during the projected period.
Global Automotive Load Floors Market: Segmentation
The global automotive load floors market can be segmented on the basis of material type, vehicle type, working principle, sales channel and region.
On the basis of material type, the global market for automotive load floors is segmented as:
- Hardboard Load Floors
- Twin Sheet Load Floors
- Natural Fiber Load Floors
- Composites Load Floors
- Wooden Load Floors
- Others Load Floors
On the basis of vehicle type, the global market for automotive load floors is segmented as:
- Passenger Cars
- Commercial Vehicles
On the basis of Working Principle, the global market for automotive load floors is segmented as:
- Fixed Load Floors
- Sliding Load Floors
On the basis of sales channel, the global market for automotive load floors is segmented as:
- Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Global Automotive Load Floors Market: Regional Outlook
Based on regions, Europe and North America is expected to show significant growth of automotive load floors market within the forecasted period. As majority of automobile manufacturers are located in these regions and with the growing production of automobile the demand for automotive load floors are directly related. Moreover, Asia Pacific is expected to be emerging automotive load floors market with high demand for vehicles due to increase in population in India and China, within forecasted period. The region is also anticipated to register healthy growth in terms of value & volume CAGRs respectively. Moreover regions such as Latin America and Middle East & Africa are expected to register trends of considerably slow growth in the automotive load floors market during the projected period.
Global Automotive Load Floors Market: Market Participants
In the global automotive load floors market, the manufacturers are continuously focused on the development of different type of material with reduced weight and enhanced strength. The names of some of the market players those are involved in the manufacturing of different types of automotive load floors are mentioned below:
- Huntsman International LLC
- Gemini Group, Inc.
- Woodbridge Foam Corporation
- DS Smith
- Applied Component Technology
- UFP Technologies, Inc.
- SA Automotive
- ASG Group Associates Ltd
- Nagase America Corporation
- Tricel Honeycomb Corporation
- Borgers SE & Co. KGaA
- IDEAL Automotive GmbH
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